FAQ’s, Policies and Procedures

Returns, Refunds and Warranties


It is important to the Edinburgh Remakery that everyone who buys our products has a good experience and remains a satisfied customer. The Edinburgh Remakery’s philosophy is to promote repair, and to this end we will strive to repair faulty goods before offering a replacement.

Return Policy

It is important that our customers are fully satisfied with their purchases. As such we are proud to offer the following return, repair and/or refund options:
– An item in complete working order may be returned at the customer’s discretion for a full refund within 14 days of purchase, provided it is returned in the same condition in which it was purchased and is accompanied by a receipt.
– As repair is our philosophy, the Remakery will always offer to repair or replace any item that is faulty or not fit for purpose. Alternatively, any item that is deemed to be faulty or not fit for purpose may be returned to the Remakery with a receipt of purchase for a full refund.
– Any item returned to the Remakery without a receipt of purchase may be repaired or exchanged at the Manager’s discretion.
– Refunds on furniture delivery will only be offered if the item received was faulty or not fit for purpose. The faulty item will also be collected at no cost.

Warranties for Computers and IT Hardware

All of our computers are fully refurbished by experienced technicians and are sold with a minimum 3 month warranty, which covers all mechanical faults. We also offer a free computer check-up for up to three months from the date of purchase.

The warranty does NOT cover:
– Software issues
– Damage due to wear and tear
– Damage from poor maintenance, eg not using free check-up, failing to keep equipment clean, etc
– Accidents or tampering

In all cases where fault is covered by the warranty, we will make every effort to fix the problem. Where this is not possible, we will offer a replacement item to a similar specification. For returns and refunds, see above.

Delivery and Collection policies

Cost of Delivery:

– £15 for up to 3 items within the Edinburgh bypass area
– £20-£50 outside Edinburgh, within the Central Belt – ask a member of the retail team for details

Delivery and Collection Policies:

– Delivery fee is non-refundable once the items have been delivered, unless the delivered items are deemed to be faulty or not fit for purpose.
– The collection of donated items is free of charge by appointment only.

Donation FAQ's

Can you guarantee that you will accept my donation?
The Edinburgh Remakery reserves the right to refuse donations on grounds of suitability for the purpose of its business operations. There are some things that we are, unfortunately, unable to accept. Please visit our donations page for a full list of acceptable items. If you have items that you’d like to donate within what we can accept, please send an email with photos of the item(s) to hello@edinburghremakery.org.uk.

I’m not able to get to the Edinburgh Remakery, can you collect donations?
We can collect furniture items for free anywhere in Edinburgh. We are only occasionally able to collect IT and electronics donations so please contact us with details of your donation and your location and we will get back to you to confirm if this is possible – hello@edinburghremakery.org.uk / 0131 629 9358.

My laptop/phone/PC has personal data on it. Will this be removed before it is given to a project or sold on?
We use a US Government Department of Defence approved algorithm to securely wipe any data from donated equipment – using the 5220.22-M (3 pass) protocol. This is 99.999% secure and ensures all data is destroyed and is non-retrievable. If you are concerned about your personal data then we are able to issue a ‘Secure Data Wipe Certificate’ on request.

Can I bring in a donation outside of your opening hours?
We are unable to take donations outside of our opening hours (www.edinburghremakery.org.uk/contact). If you’d like to make a cash donation then you can do this any time by visiting our Donations page. All donations are gratefully received and will help us to continue our work to support disadvantaged members of our community and create a city without waste.

My laptop is old / missing parts / has no battery / is not working – can you still accept it?
If your laptop is Vista or newer then we can source spare parts in order to refurbish it. If it is in very bad condition or older than this, please email the make and model and a photo if possible to computer@edinburghremakery.org.uk and we will let you know if we’re able to accept it.